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B/CS community donation drive helping those still struggling from winter storm

Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 19:55:02-05

BRAZOS COUNTY, TX — A community in need and others willing to do whatever it takes to help.

Two local organizations have partnered together to coordinate a local donation drive.

The Brazos Valley Blessings and Black Lives Matter BCS groups have teamed up to serve those who need a little extra help following this week's deadly winter storm.

A local donation drive held at peace Lutheran Church in College Station is going on two days. But these organizations have been putting in the work well before.

Throughout the week they have delivered gas cards and other necessities to families who could not get out.

"We just started working together and just made sure we served the community and their need,” said Ebony Peterson the Co-founder of Black Lives Matter BCS.

Many Texans were not prepared for the crippling effects of what was to come along with this winter storm.

”We didn’t know it was going to be so bad, so people, they weren't prepared,” said Peterson.

There has been an outcry of support from within the community but also all over the country.

According to Amber Robertson she has received monetary and water donations from out state as well.

”The out pour and support is definitely come from everyday people who still go to work, still have bills, still have lives," said Amber Robertson, Founder of Brazos Valley Blessings. "It’s just been humbling to see how much they care about our community and their neighbors,”

The community was the driving force to see this initiative succeed.

Local officials and those who have seated or ran for positions in the past have also gone out of their way to show support.

”Ms. Celina Vasquez has donated money and she has also come here and donated her time,” said Peterson.

Judge Vasquez was there in support of the Hispanic community and providing translation to ensure they had what they needed.

The event was intended to last one day but after extending the service until Saturday, and serving over 1,000 cars, they realized the need is still out there. They will continue to receive and handout donations on Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.